The Puerto Rican Parade Committee is the oldest existing Puerto Rican origination in the City of Chicago. The committee was founded in 1965 by a group of Puerto Rican visionary leaders with the mission of better representation and greater opportunities for the Hispanic community. In an effort to make others aware of our presence and culture, The Puerto Rican Parade Committee produces some of the largest Hispanic events in Illinois and the Midwest. These events provide corporate sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity to promote their products and brands to a potential Hispanic audience of more than one million people through extensive media exposure.
It is the vision of the Puerto Rican Parade Committee to create, through its various activities, a sense of pride, historical understanding and greater self-esteem among all citizens of Puerto Rican origin living in the city of Chicago, or the state of Illinois. We also wish to share with the general public the beauty of our culture and thus, create among the general population a better understanding and respect for all cultures present in the setting that surrounds us.